As the world lurches further into the deepening chasm of global warming, governments, industries and common people alike are taking up their batons in defence of the planet and pledging themselves to the future.
In the remarkable words of television personality and columnist, David Mitchell, ‘it would be a lot easier, if for example, astrology was true and global warming wasn’t. But bugger it all, it’s the other way around.’ Of course, the burden of proof is by far, now on those sceptical to global warming itself.
50,000 early deaths via pollution
What we must remember however, is that although we are feeling the constraints in for example, the vehicle industry, that there are ‘small scale’ consequences of pollution as well of those that are grotesquely large. In 2010, it was announced that air pollution within the United Kingdom causes 50,000 early deaths a year. The simple fact that 50,000 deaths are considered ‘small scale’ merely highlights the intolerable and dangerous circumstances in which we now face.
With evidence taken from government ministers and medical experts, it was found that the minute sooty particles within their air are shortening the lives of everyday British people by around six to seven months. Indeed, this is not the melting of ice thousands of miles away, or the forever goodbye of another beautiful species in some Amazonian rainforest; this is a detrimental consequence of vehicle pollution that is happening on our doorsteps and in our very homes.
What is being done?
Surprisingly, the most remarkable finding from the investigation is – not much. At least, not much within our own country; for the European Union is in fact suing the British Government for the poor quality in which it maintains for its people within London itself.
What can you do?
Thankfully, alternatives are being sought, not only by the government (probably), but by the motor industry itself and every day people. Becoming ever more popular on the UK market, the role of the Electric Vehicle is becoming ever greater as we rush towards alternative measures of both renewable energy and transportation.
Not only this, but the price of filling our combustion engines is becoming ever or expensive, almost to the rate of every fill. The rising cost of petrol can only continue as our resources dwindle and fail into the horizon. Besides of course bio fuels and the future full introduction of hydrogen vehicles, the future of alternative fuel vehicles, certainly lies within the realms of electric cars.
It’s getting easier
Most people presume, quite incorrectly, that electric vehicles do not have much of a range. Although it is certainly true that their range is less than that of an internal combustion vehicle, some can now reach a distance of 150miles on one charge. Another introduction to the market is the ‘regenerative braking system’ in which each time that a person applies the brakes of the car, the energy of the ceasing wheels transfers and actually charges the battery of the car. This means that the range of the vehicle can now be increased by up to 20%, which is great if you are looking to travel a distance of 170 miles!
More places to charge
As more electric vehicles take to the roads of Britain, there are now more than ever, a grand palate of electric charging stations that are available along the width of the country. Throughout petrol stations, more electric vehicle pods are springing up, ready for the great influx of vehicles. Of course, besides this, personal EV chargers from Ploughcroft Renewables are available to buy for your home. Fixed upon the side of your wall or garage, they are of great convenience for anyone looking to invest in not only the future of the car industry, but also the future of the planet.